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Aflac Holiday Ducks - 2013
It's that time of year again to purchase the 2013 Aflac Holiday Duck. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will go to pediatric cancer hospitals around the country including here at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please help us raise money for research and treatment of childhood cancers this holiday season by purchasing an Aflace Holiday Duck.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Dr. Don Small Speaks about childhood cancer on and the importance about early detection and what parents should look for Fox45's morning news. Watch Now.
Giant Food's Triple Winner Program
Triple Winner has raised over $11 million for pediatric cancer research, making it one of the most successful cause-marketing programs in the nation. This year Giant has committed to raise $1.6 million, a $100,000 increase from 2012, in critical funds for the fight against children’s cancer.
Customers donated $1 at their neighborhood Giant to receive a Triple Winner scratch card. Every card is a winner, and prizes include a free product, gift card, or cash up to $10,000. One hundred percent of the donations will go directly to the Pediatric Oncology Division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Read more about the Program and meet this year’s Patient Ambassadors
Proceeds from Ways to Live Forever Film Benefit Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology
Joining forces to beat childhood cancer and raise awareness, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology has been selected by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation to receive a portion of the proceeds from the film, Ways to Live Forever. Johns Hopkins, along with other cancer-related organizations will receive a portion of the box-office proceeds from the North American release of the film, Ways to Live Forever.
"The funds will be used for research on childhood cancers such as leukemia. Types of funding sources are even more critical in these days of federal cutbacks of research funding," said Donald Small, M.D., Ph.D., director of the pediatric oncology division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
The film is based on the acclaimed British children's novel by Sally Nicholls. It tells the inspiring story of an ambitious 12-year-old named Sam and his best friend, Felix. Sam has leukemia and although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected.
Singer Savannah Outen Dedicates Song to Teen Cancer Patient
On March 18, YouTube sensation and Disney recording artist Savannah Outen will sing her newly-recorded song “Brave and True” to 16 year-old Bo Oliver, a cancer patient at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Outen was paired with Oliver this past summer through Music is Medicine’s Donate a Song project. Outen wrote and recorded the song in Oliver’s honor. The song and music video will be sold to raise money for Johns Hopkins pediatric oncology research.
Rally Foundation Supports Dr. Loeb
The Rally foundation raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer at Johns Hopkins. Members of the foundation, Zach, Luke, Ryan, and Hannah raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research by bike riding down the east coast, holding fundraisers, and visiting hospitals. Although there were many obstacles riding down the east coast, such as the weather, physical demanding bike rides, and emotional journeys; this Rally Team has done incredible things. Track their journey on their blog for more stories of their expedition.
Dr. Loeb received a grant from the Rally Foundation to fund his research in the metabolism of Ewing’s sarcoma. Sarcoma is found in bone and tissue. Dr. Loeb will be researching to see if the genes that are causing this cancer to develop are directly causing metabolic changes in these cells and possible treatments. The funding is essential since no improvement in survival of patients with this cancer has happened in over 15 years.
Music is Medicine Program Makes Dream Come True for Patient
Leora Friedman is 19 years old, a sophomore at Princeton, and the CEO of Music is Medicine, a youth-run organization that harnesses the power of music to make a difference in the lives of seriously-ill children.
What started out as a local service project in 2008 when Leora was 15, Music is Medicine has shot up to celebrity level status with “Donate a Song,” a project that empowers celebrity artists to use their talents to fund childhood disease research.
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